Lawrence (given name)

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Lawrence
Gender: Male
Origin: Latin
Meaning: "From Laurentum" or "The one who wears a laurel wreath"

Lawrence is a male given name, derived from the Latin surname Laurentius. Some notable persons named Lawrence are listed below:

Antarctic explorer[edit]

  • Lawrence Oates (1880–1912), member of the ill fated Scott expedition to the South Pole.

Christianity[edit]

Education[edit]

Sports[edit]

Military[edit]

Television, film and stage[edit]

Music[edit]

Business[edit]

  • Lawrence Bossidy, former chairman of Honeywell, former CEO and chairman of AlliedSignal, current chairman of Merck & Co.
  • Lawrence Hunt, internet entrepreneur and CEO of Silverjet
  • Lawrence E. Page (born 1973), co-founder of Google Inc.

Art[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

Inventor[edit]

  • Lawrence Hargrave (1850-1915), Australian inventor, explorer, astronomer, engineer and aeronautical pioneer

Politics[edit]

  • Lawrence Gonzi, Maltese politician and former Prime Minister (2004-2013)

See also[edit]